December 7, 2023

Society News

Good morning, Steve Kemp - HFES. Please enjoy this issue of the HFES Bulletin.

Table of Contents:

  • Register Now for the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care 2024
  • Meet the Titans of the HFE Symposium & Register Today
  • Renew Your HFES Membership for 2024 and Save
  • Submit Your Application for the 2024 Fellows Program
  • View Complimentary Session Recordings from the Annual Meeting
  • HFES Dues Waiver Program
  • Upcoming HFES Webinars
  • Call for Nominations — IEA Fellow Award
  • Apply for the IEA Kingfar and Tsinghua Awards
  • In Memoriam — Thomas Tullis
  • Happy Retirement to Captain Mike Bryan
  • Congratulations to the HFES Student Members Who Graduated in 2023
  • European Chapter Annual Meeting to Convene in Lübeck, Germany
  • HFES Schedule of Events

Register Now for the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care 2024

Register today for our lowest rates for the 2024 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. This symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and contribute to the advancement of healthcare through the application of human factors and ergonomic principles.

The symposium convenes March 24-27, 2024 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

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Meet the Titans of the HFE Symposium & Register Today

The Titans of HFE Virtual Symposium is a showcase of some of the premier researchers, practitioners, and academicians in HFES. On February 5 and 6, 2024, speakers will present on the foundational areas of the science of human factors and ergonomics and will provide their insights into the future of HFE.

Meet the Titans
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Renew Your HFES Membership for 2024 and Save

if you have not already renewed, please do so before December 31 to maintain access to your member benefits. We are grateful you were a member of HFES this year and we appreciate your continued association with us. Simply log in to My.HFES.org to renew your membership and update your demographic information. Thank you for your support and here’s to an exciting 2024!

Current Full, Associate, and Affiliate members are able to renew their membership prior to the end of the year and receive a $20 discount! No code is necessary. This offer does not apply to newly joining members or to lapsed members who were members prior to 2023.


Submit Your Application for the 2024 Fellows Program

The Fellows Selection Committee invites HFES members to submit applications for the 2024 HFES Fellow designation. Election to Fellow status is an honor conferred by distinguished colleagues to recognize outstanding achievement, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, personal service to the Society, and other meritorious accomplishments. Individuals may apply for Fellow status on their own behalf or submit an application on behalf of another.

Applications are due by Friday, March 15, 2024.

Application Materials

View these Complimentary Session Recordings from the Annual Meeting


Members of HFES are encouraged to log in to the HFES Learning Center to view the following complimentary content recorded at the recent annual meeting in Washington, DC:


  • Cognitive Systems Engineering at 40:

Part I: Deriving Theory from Practice

Part II: Applying Theory from Practice


Make plans to attend ASPIRE the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. ASPIRE will convene at the Arizona Biltmore Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Phoenix, Sept. 9–13, 2024.

HFES Dues Waiver Program

The HFES Dues Waiver Program was established to support current Full, Associate, Affiliate, and Early-Career Associate members who may need assistance with membership dues. Requests may be related to one's temporary leave from the workforce for any reason except retirement. All applications will remain confidential.

Current members needing assistance with dues and who attest that they anticipate earning no significant income from human factors/ergonomics activities in the forthcoming year may apply. Applicants must have been an HFES member for at least three consecutive years preceding their request for a dues waiver.

Approved member applicants will have their annual dues waived for one cycle (one calendar year). Annual reapplication will be required should the member have continued hardship and wish to remain a member of HFES. Members may have their dues waived for up to two consecutive years but no more than five years during their lifetime.

HFES retains the right to modify or terminate this program. In the event it is terminated, participants will be permitted to remain members until the end of that membership cycle.


Upcoming HFES Webinars

Don't miss out on these upcoming HFES webinars and boost your expertise in the process! Join us for:

Entrepreneurial Mindset in HFE Education: Overlaps and Opportunities — Dec. 12, 2023

HFES Sustainability TG Webinar: Sustainable Aerospace Together – Boeing’s Sustainability Strategy — Jan. 10, 2023

Call for Nominations — IEA Fellow Award

Each year, Federated societies of the International Ergonomics Association are invited to forward names of candidates to be considered for IEA Fellowship. HFES is accepting applications for IEA Fellow from its members through Dec. 14, 2023. The application submission deadline is sooner than typical due to the 2024 IEA Triennial Meeting dates.

Applicants must be a Fellow of HFES and a member in good standing for at least the preceding ten years. Self-nominations are permitted and members of HFES may submit applications on behalf of another qualifying HFES Fellow.

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Apply for the IEA Kingfar and Tsinghua Awards

The IEA/Kingfar Award is given annually to early career professionals to promote and reward high-quality original research and applications on new and emerging HFE issues or issues specifically related to industrially developing countries, as well as to promote a career path in HFE. Nominees can be from any country including both IDCs and developed countries. Up to 13 winners can be recognized each year, with eight awards given to Ph.D. students, and five awards to early career scholars/researchers (within ten years of completing a Ph.D.). The award amount is $1,000 for each selected student and $1,500 for each selected early career researcher. IEA Kingfar Awards criteria.

The IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education is given annually to honor persons (e.g. researchers, teachers) who, through international and/or inter-regional collaboration, have made significant and outstanding contributions to the success of postgraduate educational programs that include HFE courses or substantial HFE content in the curriculum. The intent of this award is to mobilize educators worldwide for HFE education. Up to four programs may be awarded. Each program may be represented by up to two nominees. The award consists of a monetary prize of $4,000 per selected program. IEA Tsinghua Award criteria.

Send evidentiary documents with letter(s) of nomination as a single PDF to info@hfes.org by the Dec. 14, 2023 deadline. HFES will select recommended candidates to forward to the IEA along with a nominating letter written by HFES.

In Memoriam – Thomas Tullis

HFES was informed that long-time member Thomas Tullis passed away near the beginning of the pandemic.

Tom Tullis was a user experience research consultant, author, and speaker with more than 40 years of experience in the human factors, usability, and UX research fields. He worked on things as diverse as the design of NASA’s International Space Station to a wide variety of websites and apps. In addition to 70+ publications in the field, he co-authored two books: Measuring the User Experience and Beyond the Usability Lab.

View Dr. Tullis’ obituary as published in the UXPA journal here.

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Happy Retirement to Captain Mike Bryan

HFES member, Boeing Test Pilot, and Senior Technical Fellow in Human Engineering, Captain Mike Bryan is set to retire at the end of the year from a glowing 26-year legacy at the Boeing Company. From his Naval military career flying A-6 Intruders and F/A-18 Hornets, to his time as a test pilot at Boeing with F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, the 787 Dreamliner, and 777X vehicles, Captain Bryan has been the go-to person behind the creation of dramatic and exciting airshows around the world for the Boeing Company

Congratulations to the HFES Student Members Who Graduated in 2023

On behalf of HFES, congratulations to all of our student members who have graduated this year! Review the list of students through the button below.

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European Chapter Annual Meeting to Convene in Lübeck, Germany

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society European Chapter annual meeting will convene on April 17–19, 2024 at the Europäisches Hansemuseum in Lübeck, Germany. Registration opens in mid-December. Visit the conference web site for more information.

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Upcoming Meetings and Activities


Attention Chapters, Technical Groups, Affinity Groups, and beyond – HFES is pleased to post information concerning upcoming meetings, webinars, or other events you wish to raise awareness about on our Events listing page. We also will post meetings of allied societies provided they do not occur close to any HFES-organized activity.


Let us know about your meetings and other events. Email us at info@hfes.org.

Events Schedule

HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the bi-weekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions, and similar professionally-oriented topics. If you would like to share news with the HFES community, please fill out this form


Additionally, if you are made aware of the passing of any members of HFES, please let us know. Contact HFES Executive Director Steven Kemp at skemp@hfes.org.

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